THE TRANSCREENS + Debate @ QUEER KIFF 2017
We are very proud to announce that the Trans screens at Queer kiff 2017 will be presented by the Tranz Network Uganda (TNU) a network of persons and organizations that work with transgender and gender non-conforming persons in Uganda.
The Trans screens Program at Queer KIFF focuses on a series of Trans Films and documentaries that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our trans communities. The main goal for this is to engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue.
9 minutes 47 seconds | Gender, Social Issues, Sexuality, Youth | Brazil
TAILOR is a transgender cartoonist that shares in his web page other trans people's experiences and their challenges in society.
Directed by Calí dos Anjos
Lady Eva (2017)
10 minutes 45 seconds | Documentary | Tonga
A brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.
Directed by Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Familiar Strangers (2016)
13 minutes 9 seconds | Art, Documentary, Human interest, Social issues, Positive change | Philippines
Thinking about the divinity which trans women and -men in many different cultures worldwide once had, Ram says everyone needs to reclaim that very divinity right here and now to empower themselves and progress.
Directed by Eric Peter
9 minutes 9 seconds | Short | Canada
Don’s mother Miranda realizes her son Donald can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm, in an outfit Miranda provides that includes a much-loved heirloom.
Directed by Shelley Thompson
10 minutes 29 seconds | LGBT, Short | United Kingdom
Two estranged sisters, religious Fran and transgender Steph, reconcile their differences during the course of one night where honesty is the only policy.
Directed by Dimitris Toulias
Get the Life (2016)
11 minutes 55 seconds | Drama | USA
Alex, a transgender youth, has been struggling with a secret pregnancy. However, time has run out for him and he must confess his condition to Jesse, his live-in boyfriend. Although they struggle in poverty, through their love and passion for one another, it's clear they have forged a home together. To Alex's surprise, Jesse offers a strikingly opposing view on how to deal with the pregnancy. Alex considers what he is willing to lose in order to live honestly and courageously.
Directed by Ozzy Villazon
02:05pm - 02:30pm (Debate on transgender issues with Tranz Network Uganda )
Transfigurations -Transgressing Gender in the Bible (2017)
1hour | Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Other | USA
By unearthing the gender stories of people in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Toscano’s one-person performance deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories and presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders.
Directed by Samuel Neff
Living Scared (2017)
03:45pm (Plus Q&A)
25 min | Uganda
“Living Scared” is a short story of violated rights, sexuality and acceptability and means of survival. Coupled with social conflicts and the challenges of a homophobic community, the film tells a tale of a humanity and what it means to be human.
Directed by Kyohairwe Kay
Venue 1 (Evening) 6:30pm – 09:45pm
01hour 29minutes 29seconds | LGBTQ Caribbean Diaspora, Documentary
Jamaican-born filmmaker and writer Max-Arthur Mantle shares compelling and transformative portraits and narratives of subjects who deconstruct what it means to be Caribbean, LGBTQ, and living in the North American diaspora.
Directed by Max-Arthur Mantle
Decoding Dark Matter (2017)
21 minutes, BIOGRAPHY, DOCUMENTARY | USA
Decoding Dark Matter is a short documentary film about two Asian transgender poetry performance artists: Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. It documents their journey from Stanford University, where they began performing together as Dark Matter, to their first large theater production, It Gets Bitter, at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dark Matter’s performances are a mixture of art, theater, and poetry. Both go by they/them pronouns, and through their spoken word poetry, act as art activists, discussing the obstacles and struggles trans people of color are facing worldwide.
Directed by Crystal Waterton
Medulla Oblongata (2017)
7 minutes 33 seconds | Short, Drama | New Zealand
Maldivian student Abraham Naim is better known as his alter ego: the powerful and sassy drag queen Medulla Oblongata, a notable figure in the Auckland LGBTQ scene. Medulla Oblongata explores where Abe is now and the life he left behind.
Directed by Roberto Nascimento
Morning After (2017)
14 minutes 59 seconds | Drama, Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Romance, LGBT, Queer, Gay | Canada
After a long time abroad, a young man returns home and reunites with friends. A sensual game amongst them forces him to confront deep conflicts within himself that lead to a powerful awakening.
Directed by Patricia Chica
The Kiss (2017)
7 minutes 16 seconds, Drama | Canada
When a mother is summoned to her son’s school because of an incident that took place earlier on that day, we see the workings of how society expects people to behave and how it deals with people who do not conform to its norms and rules.
Directed by Joffre Faria Silva
Mom’s The Word (2017)
4 minutes 10 seconds | Comedy, LGBT | Canada
A mother and her son have a unique relationship. The mother tries really hard to be up to date with her son’s sexuality, even though the son, at times, cringes at how at ease his mother is with his homosexuality.
Directed by Joffre Faria Silva
Half a Life (2017)
12 Minutes | Documentary, Animation, Short | Egypt
After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.
Directed by Tamara Shogaolu
Uganda Queer Music video (3 minutes)
The Surrogate (2017)
9:05pm - 09:30pm (Q&A with Achiro)
11 minutes 40 seconds | Drama | Uganda
A young woman gets pregnant out of wedlock with a homosexual man in a society that is weary of both scenarios.
Directed by Achiro P. Olwoch & Adnan Ssenkumba